Register Now! “What Housing Advocates Should Know about the Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule”

The media recently leaked a draft proposed rule by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking to change the way in which the agency determines whether an immigrant is likely to become a “public charge”. A noncitizen who primarily depends on government assistance can be considered a public charge and can be deemed inadmissible to the U.S. or have their green card application denied.

This proposed rule directly impacts immigrants and their families applying for and receiving virtually any federal, state, and local housing and homelessness assistance.

The proposed rule departs from longstanding immigration policy by proposing to consider housing, homeless, and utility assistance in the public charge determination. The rule would make it more likely for certain immigrants to be deemed public charges because they or their dependents receive or would receive any housing, homelessness, or related government assistance in the future.

Please join NHLP, National Center on Homelessness & Poverty, and the National Immigration Law Center for a webinar on what housing and homelessness advocates should know about the Trump Administration’s draft public charge rule. We will highlight key provisions of the proposed rule, its impact on housing and homelessness benefits, how the rule would affect immigrant families, and outline next steps for advocacy.